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Winn Feline Foundation Pledges Challenge Grant for American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month®

American Humane, the country's first national animal welfare organization, is challenging donors to match the Winn Feline Foundation's $25,000 grant.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, June 15, 2020 — The Winn Feline Foundation today announced a grant in support of American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month®. American Humane is challenging cat lovers across the country to match this generous grant and support their lifesaving and lifechanging efforts to improve the lives of the nation’s felines.

“During Adopt-A-Cat Month, it is especially important that people are aware of the number of cats and kittens available in need of love and a forever home,” said Robin Ganzert, American Humane’s president and CEO. “We are incredibly grateful for the Winn Feline Foundation’s support of our work, and hope that individual donors are inspired to follow their lead.”

“Winn Feline Foundation realizes that this has been a very difficult and unique year for everyone.  Our Board of Directors wanted to recognize the support we have received and continue to receive from our donors and partners, by paying it forward so to speak,” says Julie Legred, CVT, Winn Feline Foundation’s Executive Director.  “We know that there are many cats and kittens in need of caring homes especially this time of year and wanted to extend our efforts outside of our normal focus of feline health research and help them find these loving homes and pet parents that want to ensure they get the best possible love and care.”

During American Humane’s 45th annual Adopt-A-Cat Month®, shelters across the country are experiencing a particularly difficult time. Already, the month of June marks the peak of “kitten season,” when shelters are inundated with large litters of newborn kittens. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, some shelters, especially those in rural and low-income areas, are suffering from a lack of foot traffic, decreased funding and fewer supplies.

American Humane has been working diligently to provide for the needs of shelters small and large during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Feed the Hungry fund, American Humane has provided resources to struggling and overcrowded shelters to ensure that the needs of animals are met.

“We implore donors and feline enthusiasts across the country to help in any way they can, by donating money to match the Winn Feline Foundation’s grant or giving a cat or kitten a forever home,” Ganzert said. “If your family has room in your home and your heart, we hope you visit your local shelter or rescue and find your purrfect new friend.”

Please visit www.americanhumane.org/WinnChallenge to donate.

About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit www.americanhumane.org

About Winn Feline Foundation
Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded more than $7 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions world-wide. Every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.  For further information, go to www.winnfelinefoundation.org

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